The celebrity rumor mill has been churning since rapper Big Sean and Ariana Grande announced they had split last month. This is the statement that was released by the couple's sources;

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends, they made the decision to part ways because their conflicting touring schedules would keep them apart over the next year.”

Despite the official line from the couple, speculation continues brew about the real cause of the break-up of one of music’s highest profile romances

According to the Daily Mail, 21-year-old former Sam & Cat star Ariana was “humiliated” by lyrics in Big Sean’s song “Stay Down” where he sings about her “billion dollar p**sy.” According to TMZ Ariana felt humiliated because Big Sean treated her “like a piece of meat.” If this is true, it would not be the first time in recent months that Big Sean has been accused of misogyny. Students at Princeton raised a petition demanding that Big Sean be dropped from a planned performance at the Ivy League schools annual lawn party. Students argued that Big Sean’s criminal record and “violently misogynistic and homophobic lyrics” meant he was not a suitable to perform at the school.

Kpopstarz claims that the couple’s split had more to do with money as sources close to Ariana claimed that she was having to foot the bill to fly Big Sean around so that the couple could see each other despite their busy schedules.

Other sources have suggested that Big Sean was suffering from jealousy. This rumor was started when Justin Bieber appeared on stage with Grande, a message purporting to be from the rapper appeared on Twitter saying “this kid is about to learn not to touch my girl like that. Beliebe that.” Big Sean later denied the tweet and says all is good between himself and the Biebs.

We may never know the real reason for Big Sean and Ariana Grande’s split-up. Whether jealousy, money, misogyny, or just plain old incompatibility are to blame, I'm sure they will continue until the two put them to rest or another major celebrity split happens and this will all fade into the past.